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  • And The Winner Is...The Hollywood Elite

    Just in time for the Oscars, the Pelosi-Reid-Obama Debt Plan has tabulated the results, opened the envelope, and announced the winner is…wealthy Hollywood donors. An idea so far fetched, it could only have been produced in the late hours following the Golden Globes.  $246 million has been earmarked in tax … More

    White House Already Failing Transparency Promise

    Yesterday, the White House posted a blog item on Monday’s Press Conference held by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. We love reading blogs at the Foundry – how could we not? But, this should not replace releasing a full transcript of White House press briefings. Previous administrations have posted full, unedited transcripts … More

    Stimulus 101: The Pelosi-Reid-Obama Debt Plan

    With countless news stories, papers, editorials and experts giving their view of why Congress should or shouldn’t enact the Pelosi-Reid-Obama Debt Plan, we thought it would be helpful to give you a short index of why spending does not equal stimulus. HIGH COST TO AMERICAN TAXPAYERS After Congress appropriates the FY’09 omnibus … More

    In Their Own Words: Speaker Nancy Pelosi on "Family Planning" Stimulus

    Introducing a new feature, where we will give you the most surprising quote from the Sunday news shows. This week’s quote is courtesy of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos: STEPHANOPOULOS: “Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus?” … More

    Profiles in Conservatism

    NAME: Mark Sanford OCCUPATION: Governor of South Carolina Chairman, Republican Governors Association HOMETOWN: Charleston, SC Mark Sanford was elected in 2002 after serving six years in the U.S. House, making good on a campaign pledge to serve only three terms as a Congressman. After graduating from Furman University, he went … More

    Did President Obama’s Speech Sound Familiar?

    If you thought parts of President Obama’s speech yesterday sounded familiar, or conservative, you may be on to something.  Jon Stewart certainly took notice.  

    The Left Takes a Tax Holiday

    Earlier today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), told reporters that the tax cut provisions in the economic stimulus plan will be cut, without offering further details. You may remember that earlier in 2008, Chairman Rangel was investigated for violating a number of House ethics rules, which … More

    The Heritage Foundation's 2009 Resolutions for America

    Big changes are coming to Washington in 2009 with a new administration in the White House and a new Congress. As we prepare for these adjustments, here are the things we hope to see happen in the New Year. TRANSPARENT GOVERNMENT: The Heritage Foundation is working to convince Congress that … More